Saturday, June 19, 2010

A new dress

We are back from a little getaway and picking up Valerie. I like to go visiting, but it sure is nice to be home. Last week before we left I made a few things...3 outfits for Savannah and a dress for myself.

I liked the dress, but was not sure if it needed some extra work, but since I wanted it for the week, I wore it anyway. To my surprise, I had several people at the park ask me where I got it. When I told them I made it, 2 of them got my information to make them one. So I thought I would leave it just as is.

It really was very simple. I took 1.5 yard of linen fabric sewed it up the side (later found out that you have to, have to serge the seems, it is a must, if you are using linen) . Next I created an elastic casting for the top, then created an elastic casting for the smallest part of my middle. Then I finished my hem. When I thought I was done my husband said it needed some color, so I added a small belt. After wearing it, I think I might add a little slit, for easier walking.

This is the casting I made, on the inside of the dress. I used a scrap piece of material.

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Show and Tell Green


make it wear it


Nancy's Couture said...

I L_O_V_E_ it!!!! It would be perfect for strolling along on the boardwalk!!!! I like the color pop with the belt too.

BJ_Mama said...

"SEW" cute! Thanks for sharing!

-JW-JS-AM-JCW- said...

It looks so light an airy..definitely for hot summer days and nights!!

Judy said...

So simple but so cute! It also looks super comfortable!

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Anne Maskell said...

Perfect for a hot summer! Would be fabulous as a swimsuit coverup. So simple to make, you could add three or four to your wardrobe very quickly. I'm visiting you with sew cute tuesday.

Paparazzimommy_Dayna said...

oh my gosh!! I need to lose weight just so I could make this and wear it!! lol beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm coming over from Make It, Wear It. This is lovely! It looks so lightweight and breezy. I love linen. :-)

nicoledemana said...

what a clever and ispiring post it is summer holls (vaccat) make I think I will put the casing under my bust as I am a larger lady and that will be more flattering for my figure thanks for the tute ttfn Nicole (UK)

Misty said...

Very cute! And it looks so comfy too!